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Decisions of Westmoreland County judges

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Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007
 

The following is a list of defendants charged with a first offense of driving under the influence in Westmoreland County criminal court. These defendants receive a standard sentence that includes enrollment in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for one year, attendance at an alcohol highway safety school and a one-month driver's license suspension. The ARD program does not require defendants to admit guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

The defendants are:

• Eugene Ferri, 25, of 250 Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh.

• Luke J. Zeyzus, 21, of 331 Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh.

• Patrick M. Hepner, 23, of 713 Keener Way, Greensburg.

• Markus Dane Miller, 24, of 542 Regency Drive, Pittsburgh.

• Eugene S. Wojtanowski,, 61, of 130 Locust St., Greensburg.

• Lauren Lee Gooder, 45, of 132 Nature Park Road, Greensburg.

• Roy A. King Jr., 45, of 125 Isabella St., Blairsville.

• Robert L. Pruett, 66, of 2223 Dailey Ave., Latrobe.

• Joel Ewing Houston, 25, of 502 Finley Road, Belle Vernon.

• Thomas Stephen Trupkovich, 53, of 442 Woodside Old Farm Road, Smithfield.

• Wesley James Shumar, 25, of 18C Greenwood, Connellsville.

• Lloyd Brian Wadsworth, 39, of Lot 25 Barcelona Lane, Dunlevy.

• Joseph M. Bubas, 29, of 3468 Weistertown Road, Export.

• Ryan Kevin Lynch, 22, of 1067 Frye Road, Jeannette.

• Alexander Benjamin Orlowski, 22, of 598 Trees Mills Road, Greensburg.

• David Curtis Ream, 24, of 128 Parkway Ave., East Pittsburgh.

• Dana Marie Chambers, 39, of 134 Synny Lane, Hunker.

• Ralph Bernard Hanson, 50, of 166 Milbee Lane, Greensburg.

The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent term of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of the cases involve first-time offenders being enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The ARD program does not require defendants to make an admission of guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the probation, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.

Judge John E. Blahovec

• Donald E. Hyatt Jr., 22, of 112 McFadden Court, Alverton, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Thomas Nicholas Combs, 26, of 1026 Highland Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 90 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Edward P. Bazzar, 28, of 1913 Snyder Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was also granted work release.

• Steven Kenneth Blauner, 49, of Marguerite Road, Greensburg, was sentenced to state intermediate punishment for two years for the charge of driving under the influence. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Angela Marie Schrock, 24, of 304 Main St., Irwin, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 90 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months. She was also granted work release.

• Kelly Bruce Shaulis, 39, of 591 Pike Run Road, Somerset, was sentenced to probation for five years for the charge of receiving stolen property.

• John W. Gray, 22, of 3811 State Route 981, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with eight months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was also granted work release.

• Margaret K. Solomon, 47, of 948 Lowber Road, Irwin, charged with possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for three months.

• Anthony J. Guzik, 40, of 2109 Dailey Ave., Latrobe, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 72 hours to six months in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months.

Judge Rita D. Hathaway

• John Stanley Dye, 61, of 103 Harris Road, Summit, Butler County, pleaded guilty to habitual offenders. He was sentenced to 30 days to 12 months in jail.

• Cheri L. Greco, 36, of 1010 Maple St., Natrona Heights, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for one year with two months of electronic monitoring.

• Charles Redmond, 27, of 236 Whittier St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to bad checks. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Nathan Freeman Parker, 33, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with one year of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Anthony Lamaur Jefferson, 57, of 2403 Byron Court, Indiana, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to probation for six months. He was also ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school.

• Bobbi-Jo Hutchinson, 25, of 128 Round Top Circle, Scottdale, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 12 months. She was also granted work release.

• David Dewayne Walters, 29, of 1835 Seven Sisters Road, Ford City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was also granted work release.

• Derrick Lamont Cunningham, 35, of 112 N. First St., Jeannette, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest/other law enforcement. He was sentenced to 10 days to 23 months in jail. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christopher Julius King, 23, of 825 N. Main St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 90 days to five years in jail. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months.

• Ashley Hwostow, 21, of 1718 Freeport St., Kittanning, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months. She was also granted work release.

• Tammy Sue Grum, 34, of 608 Mt. Pleasant St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance by person not registered. She was sentenced to probation for 12 months. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Amy Ramsey, 44, of 440 Euclid Ave., Greensburg, charged with possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for one year. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Timothy Jay Hoak, 26, of 413 Brown St., Greensburg, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• David C. Lawson, 51, of 8 Del Mar Court, Delmont, charged with open lewdness and indecent exposure, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Dwight Maurice Baker Jr., 31, of 3318 Camp St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was granted work release.

• Joseph Clinton Geary, 31, of 712 Irving St., Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass. He was sentenced to time served to one year in jail.

• Daniel W. Knepshield, 39, of 212 Kennedy Ave., East Vandergrift, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year. He was ordered to attend drug/alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow all recommended treatment.

• Christopher A. Post, 25, of 3029 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to simple assault and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to one to two years in jail to be followed by probation for three years. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Justin Lamont Chaney, 21, of 2453 Lyzell St., Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail.

• Robert D. Morrison, 47, of 2665 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with three months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was also granted work release.

• Kimberly Renee McHenry Powell, 46, of 1607 Woodmont Ave., Arnold, was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring for the charge of driving under the influence. She was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and her license was suspended for 18 months. She was also granted work release.

• Thomas Edward Campbell, 34, of SCI-Camphill, pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was sentenced to seven to 18 months in jail, with credit for time served.

• Danielle Taylor, 32, of 110 Meadow St., Sarver, pleaded guilty to forgery, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and access devices issued to another who did not authorize use. She was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Bryant Keith Foy, 37, of 407 Morton Ave., Butler, pleaded guilty to unsworn false authorized written statements. He was sentenced to time served to 12 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment. He was ordered not to possess any firearms.

• Matt Bain, 24, of 411 Freeport Road, New Kensington, charged with aggravated assault, was accepted into the ARD program for one year.

• Daniel Martin Cover, 23, of 604 11th St., Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Richard E. Daugherty, 53, of 438 12 Euclid Ave., Greensburg, was sentenced to 15 days to 12 months in jail for the charge of criminal conspiracy. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Thomas J. Zelinsky, 49, of 438 Euclid Ave., Greensburg, was sentenced to 15 days to 12 months in jail for the charge of criminal conspiracy. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Gregory P. Kozemchak, 26, of 213 Maple Drive, Latrobe, was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail for the charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Thomas Michael Lasher, 31, of 435 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail for the charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Donald K. Shaffer, 22, of 318 Walnut St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Sharon Montell Meyers, 59, of 4748 Juniper St., Pittsburgh, was accepted into the ARD program for one year for the charge of deceptive business practices, bad checks and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.

• Nathan Forish, 19, of 3506 Route 30 West, Latrobe, charged with loitering and prowling at nighttime, criminal conspiracy and fleeing or attempting to elude officer, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.

• James Arthur Houser III, 29, of 914 Lincoln St., Cheswick, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Michelle Hrizo, 21, of 1105 Woodland Ave., Port Vue, charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months. She was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• William P. Owczykowski, 27, of 144 Kunkle St., Forbes Road, was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for two years for the charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• John A. Thompson, 31, of 1136 South Ave., Pittsburgh, was sentenced to three to six years in jail for the charges of possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was also ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

Judge Debra A. Pezze

• Keith Edward McNair, 34, of 412 Rear Brown St., Everson, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to one to five years in jail. His license was suspended for 18 months.

• Darla Ressler, 25, of 808 N. Railroad St., Penn, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to time served to 23 months in jail. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.

• Terry Pecelli, 46, of 3000 S. Grande Blvd., Hempfield, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to probation for one year.

• Amy Diana McAdams, 38, of 187 Furnace Lane, New Florence, was sentenced to probation for five years for 12 counts of bad checks and theft by deception.

• Melvin L. Bittinger, 45, of 11 N. Urania Ave., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Joseph Thomas Gilmore, 25, of 429 Sunset Drive, Trafford, charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.

• Jamie Charlton, 26, of 33 Sparta Drive, Greensburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault. She was sentenced to probation for six months. She was also ordered to complete anger management classes.

• Glenn Edward Holt Jr., 32, of 314 Village Road, Friedens, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for six months with 30 days of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 12 months. He was also granted work release.

• Marie A. Pape, 42, of 1436 Rear Poplar St., South Greensburg, pleaded guilty to use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to probation for six months.

• Alicia R. Veitch, 22, of 1034 Bert Circle, Penn, charged with possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for 30 days.

• Michael Andrew Smolka, 29, of 756 South Main St., Greensburg, pleaded guilty to forgery and theft by deception. He was sentenced to probation for two years.

• Robert William Hood, 51, of 81 Round Tub Road, Irwin, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with 12 months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school and his license was suspended for 18 months. He was also granted work release.

 

 
 


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